BROOKINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA (June 10, 2024) — More than 3,300 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance over the sping 2024 semester at South Dakota State University by being named to the Dean's List.

To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's colleges, students must have completed a minimum of twelve credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students with F, I, U, RI, or RU grades are not eligible regardless of system term GPA attained. Note that this report includes courses that were taken at other South Dakota institutions this term. A minimum of twelve credits within the 100-699 course range must be taken. A student who passes pre-general education courses may still qualify, if the student has twelve other credits that do fall within the 100-699 range.

Overall, 3,378 students from 40 states and 37 foreign nations are on the list. More than 1,400 students received a 4.0 GPA, and those are indicated with an asterisk.

Congratulations to these distinguished scholars on earning this academic achievement.

Zoey Ahrens of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), a student in SDSU's College of Education and Human Sciences.

Alex Clemons of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), a student in SDSU's College of Natural Sciences.

About South Dakota State University

Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is the state's Morrill Act land-grant institution as well as its largest, most comprehensive school of higher education. SDSU confers degrees from seven different colleges representing 230 majors, minors, and specializations. The institution also offers 39 Master's degree programs, sixteen PhD, and two professional programs.

The work of the university is carried out on a residential campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, and Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state. SDSU's research expenditures for the 2023 fiscal year were more than $74 million.

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